Posted: 11:27 pm Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Brunswick, Tift County girls attempt 100 free throws, threaten national record 

By Todd Holcomb

Two Georgia high school girls basketball teams threatened a national record Saturday night when they attempted 100 free throws in one game.

Brunswick defeated Tift County 79-67 in a Region 1-AAAAAA contest, but the outcome was a sidelight to a more unusual story. Tift County made 30 of 53 free-throw attempts. Brunswick made 32 of 47. There were 58 fouls called, according to Becky Taylor of the Tifton Gazette, who covered the game in Tifton. Only two players fouled out.

See Tifton Gazette story here. 

The National Federation of State High School Association record book lists only two other girls games with more free throws than 100. The most recent, taking place in 1996, is the recognized national record of 114 attempted by Wolfe City (61) and Whitewright (53) in a Texas game won by Whitewright 67-66.

In the Georgia game, Brunswick guard Destiny Alston  attempted the most free throws. She made 14 of 20 and finished with 33 points. Tift’s Alexis Johnson was 11-of-19 at the line and scored 28 points.

Brunswick is 19-2. Tift County is 9-12.

Brunswick (79) – Ariel Crump 3 3-5 9, Destiny 9 14-20 33, Kilah Nixon 4 5-6 15, Brianna Gipson 5 4-8 14, Brea Thomas 0 3-4 3,Jomaiya Garner 1 3-4 5.

Tift County (67) – Audrey McElhaney 2 3-10 7, Brecklyn Greene 4 2-2 10, Sky Moore 2 5-6 9, Alexis Johnson 8 11-19 28, Staceyanna Murrell 1 6-12 8, Dail Adaway 1 0-0 2, Tatianya Smith 0 1-2 1, Moreisha Goldsborough 0 2-2 2.

3 comments
JohnnyBGoode
JohnnyBGoode

Refs obviously had no plans after the game, no love life for sure. Bet this was a spectators delight.